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A section of Tharaka Nithi residents contract anthrax after consuming infected

 

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In the recent past the members have lost several livestock to a strange disease hence those surviving were being slaughtered for meat but not before inspection by a veterinary doctor.

By Malachi Motano

The over 200 residents of Nkururu villagers are suffering from a disease with Anthrax like symptoms after consuming meat from some sick animals.

According to the locals, they slaughtered their animals after a strange disease claimed parts of their herds but the meat was cleared by a local veterinary doctor who inspected the animals.

Nkururu is a small village with about 800 residents in total located in Tharaka Nithi County however, 200 of them are said to be presenting symptoms like those of a patient suffering Anthrax disease.

The affected include  both adults and children who consumed goat meat d

uring the December festivities.

In the recent past the members have lost several livestock to a strange disease hence those surviving were being slaughtered for meat but not before inspection by a veterinary doctor.

Already health workers in the area are trying to deal with the problem meanwhile the members now want the county or national government to step in and help end the disease

 

Malachi Motano is a Nairobi based Journalist who writes on matters of Science (Health, Agriculture, environment, climate change and education) with more than ten years experience on different media platforms  ranging from Newspapers, radio and TV stations, again on different capacities thus as a News Stringer, contributor to staff reporter, editor, producer and anchor. He can be reached at motanomalachi@gmail.com

Malachi Motano
Malachi Motano is a Nairobi based Journalist who writes on matters of Science (Health, Agriculture, environment, climate change and education) with more than ten years experience on different media platforms  ranging from Newspapers, radio and TV stations, again on different capacities thus as a News Stringer, contributor to staff reporter, editor, producer and anchor. He can be reached at motanomalachi@gmail.com

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